"You tend to forget everything that's going on in your mind, and just concentrate on the time, distance or the sweat."
Pres. G.W. Bush, Runner
"For I myself am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use being anything else."
"People ask me why I ride my bike for six hours a day; what is the pleasure? The answer is that I don't do it for the pleasure. I do it for the pain. In my most painful moments on the bike, I am at my most self-aware and self-defining."
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that know neither victory nor defeat."
"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the worst failure"
George E. Woodbury
"What's important is that one strives to achieve a goal."